Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: List of all those who could still testify at celebrity trial

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: List of all those who could still testify at celebrity trial
James Franco (L) and Elon Musk (R) are among the several celebrities yet to testify in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue; Debra L Rothenberg/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Art

The defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard which began on April 11, 2022, is still ongoing and has remained a topic of heated discussion. Dozens of witnesses have already testified, but the controversial trial still has a lot more witnesses to call. Moreover, some new witnesses have been included in the list as Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's testimonies involve their names.  

Depp sued Heard for $50 million after she claimed to be a victim of domestic violence in a Washington Post op-ed, claiming that he lost money and opportunities as a result. Heard countersued for $100 million in damages. The most recent day of the trial was Thursday, May 5, and the trial resumes Monday, May 16 after a break. With the five-week trial set to conclude on May 27, here is a list of people who will be testifying in the case.


Who is Debbie Depp? Johnny Depp’s sister expected to take the stand in defamation trial

Who is Mitch Hallahan? Amber Heard dated former AFL player after split with Elon Musk, say reports


Adir Abergel

Abergel, a hairstylist and social media personality, has been invited to speak on Heard's behalf. He's a celebrity stylist and has worked with Kristen Stewart, Sandra Bullock, and Jennifer Garner. He also worked with Heard and attended the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Danish Girl' in 2015.



Ellen Barkin

Actress Ellen Barkin, a former girlfriend of Depp's, is scheduled to testify on Heard's side. Barkin once said that Depp "seemed out of control", and that "he threw a wine bottle across the hotel room in Las Vegas while we were shooting Fear and Loathing." Depp said in the 2020 court case with The Sun that her statements were motivated by resentment since he did not return her affections for him.



Amy Banks

Amy Banks is a psychiatrist, speaker, writer, and educator committed to providing scientific evidence that people need for healthy human relationships. Her name came up during Depp's 2020 trial with The Sun after it dubbed him a "wife beater." Depp paid £1,000 for two Skype sessions with Dr. Banks.

Amy Banks is a psychiatrist who has worked with Depp (Photo:


Robin Baum

Robin Baum is a well-known publicist and a Slate PR partner. Baum was accused of having a romantic relationship with Depp after they were pictured kissing in 2011. Baum is one of the most famous publicists in Hollywood and was mentioned by Russell Crowe during his Oscar acceptance speech for 'Gladiator.’


Jacob Bloom

Heard's legal team has also called Depp's former lawyer Jacob A. Bloom to testify. Depp sued his former talent agent in 2018, accusing him of stealing $35 million from him. A judge in Los Angeles Superior Court, however, dismissed the suit.



Connell Cowan

Dr. Cowan is a psychologist who has worked with Amber Heard previously. "Cowan has done me the most cruel of favours," Depp wrote in one of his texts. He will be testifying on behalf of Amber Heard.

(Left) Connell Cowan is a psychologist (Photo by Amy Graves/Getty Images for Direct Relief)


Debbie Depp

Debbie is Johnny Depp's half-sister and was born to Betty Sue Palmer, the late mother of the two. While Christi Dembrowski has already testified on Depp's behalf, Heard's team has brought his other sister Debbie as a witness. 


James Franco

Franco has been pulled inside the trial conversation although he is yet to come on. Depp was accused of being jealous of Heard's friendship with Franco, and his name has already been used multiple times throughout the trial. Heard claims Depp kicked her fiercely on a trip from Boston to Los Angeles out of jealousy.

James Franco has been mentioned several times in the trial (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for IFP)


Whitney Henriquez

Whitney Henriquez, Heard's sister, has already been addressed several times in the current trial. Henriquez and Heard were allegedly spotted laughing and re-enacting a "fake punch" in court, which Depp's side claims was a rehearsal for Heard to "feign abuse from Depp."



Elon Musk

Heard dated billionaire Musk after her romance with Depp, and he is another witness who is apparently unlikely to testify. After Heard and Depp filed for divorce, Musk and Heard dated for many months in 2017. While Depp was still married to Heard, he accused Musk and Heard of having an affair.

Elon Musk dated Amber Heard in 2017 (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIME)



Other people to get on the witness stand are Jodi Gottlieb, Melanie Inglessis, Raquel Pennington, Kristy Sexton, iO Tillett Wright, Tasya Van Ree, Bruce Witkin, Julian Ackert, Kathryn Arnold, Lisa Beane, Adam Bercovici, Alan S. Blaustein, Candie Davidson-Boldbronn, Natasha Brooks, Christopher Diener, Laura Divenere, Josh Drew, Eric George, Cornelius Harrell, Jennifer Howell, Bonnie Jacobs, Tracey Jacobs, Michele Jordan, Peter Kouvelis, Jessica Kovacevic, Armand Lemoyne, Roberto Lopez, Joel Mandel, Elizabeth Marz, Brandon McCulloch, Richard Moore, Michele Mulrooney, Tina Newman, Anthony Romero, Marie Sandanaga, Rami Sarabi, Ronald Schnell, David Spiegel, Monroe Tinker, Adam Waldman, and Benjamin Wizner.

Share this article:  johnny depp amber heard pending witnesses